Senator Joe Bowen (R-Owensboro) was honored with a “Friend of Kentucky Cities” award at the City of Owensboro’s board of commissioners meeting on Tuesday. The “Friend of Kentucky Cities” award is given by the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) to legislators who perform outstanding work in the legislature advocating for issues that impact cities across the state.
“It’s an honor to once again be recognized as a Friend of Cities by the Kentucky League of Cities,” Senator Bowen said. “Our cities and towns across the commonwealth are an important part of the fiber that make this state the great commonwealth that it is.”
“KLC appreciates the dedication and hard work put forth by Senator Bowen during the 2016 legislative session,” said J.D. Chaney, KLC deputy executive director. “We commend Senator Bowen for his leadership as Chairman of the Senate Committee on State & Local Government and for his consistent support of Kentucky cities.” KLC Executive Director/CEO Jonathan Steiner also commended Senator Bowen. “Senator Bowen has been a strong voice for Kentucky cities in Frankfort. KLC appreciates the relationship we have with Senator Bowen and are pleased to give him this award.”
Founded in 1927, the Kentucky League of Cities is a membership association of more than 370 cities across the commonwealth. KLC has offices in Lexington and Frankfort and provides cities, leaders and employees with a number of services, including legislative advocacy, legal services, financial services, community consulting, policy development, research, training and education, and more.